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Most people are given a prescription for anxiety disorders, which brings a significant risk of addiction. Valium is the second most popular prescription benzo in America, sometimes called diazepam. Over 30 million people have a prescription for it. 

If you or someone close to you has developed an addiction to Valium or is starting to struggle with valium abuse, you can reach out to Atlantic Recovery Center for help. 

Atlantic Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol rehab in Davie, FL. Contact ARC to get treatment for Valium abuse today. We can help you take back control!

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Valium Abuse Statistics

Studies indicate that valium abuse doesn’t discriminate but reaches all ages. 

  • 46% of people abuse Valium for tension relief and relaxation, but without a prescription or outside of their doctor-prescribed doses.
  • 22% of people using valium use it as a sleep aid, 12% do it for recreational purposes, and 8% use it experimentally to get high. 
  • Over 100,000 teens have used Valium for non-medical purposes. 
  • 1.2% of young adults have used Valium for non-medical purposes. 
  • 1.9 million Americans use Valium for non-medical purposes. 
  • The rate of valium overdose quadrupled between 1996 and 2003. 
  • ¾ of overdose deaths involving Valium also involved narcotics.

But is Valium addictive? And how addictive is Valium compared to other drugs? Call Atlantic Recovery Center today to find out. 

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What is Valium?

Valium is a benzodiazepine. Valium works by interacting with your GABA production. GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts in your central nervous system. When you take Valium, it works as a sedative, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxer, and anxiety reducer. 

With Atlantic Recovery Center, you can get immediate Florida valium addiction treatment. 

How is Valium Used?

Valium is administered in the form of oral tablets. You start to feel the effects in one to two hours when you take a pill. 

Valium is often prescribed for anxiety disorders. It is not meant for everyday anxiety, brought about by normal work stress or family issues, but legitimate anxiety disorders. It can also be used to treat muscle spasms or as part of tremor and agitation relief during alcohol withdrawal. 

Uses and Doses

You might take between 2 and 10 mg, 2-4 times per day, for short-term symptom relief when prescribed for anxiety disorders or convulsive disorders. 

When undergoing alcohol withdrawal, a doctor or other medical staff member will likely provide 10mg, 3-4 times for the first 24 hours, then 5mg thereafter as needed for several days. 

When prescribed for muscle spasms, you might take between 2 and 10 mg, 3-4 times per day. 

Valium should not be used long term. Even with a prescription, it is meant for short-term symptoms of anxiety disorders or convulsive disorders. The maximum time meant for Valium use is four months. If you take it any longer, there are serious side effects, including the following:

  • Increased risk of depression or mood problems, 
  • Increased risk of lung disease or respiratory problems, 
  • Increased risk of liver or kidney problems. 

Reach out to Atlantic Recovery Center for help with valium drug abuse programs in south Florida.  

What Are the Side Effects of Valium Use?

Prescribed use of Valium, even without an addiction, has many side effects, including the following:

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Tremor
  • Slurred speech
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Hallucinations 
  • Delusions
  • Sleep problems
  • Incontinence
  • Decreased libido

Valium is very addictive, and if you struggle with addiction, you risk severe side effects from drug interactions. 

Drug Interactions

Taking opioids and Valium simultaneously could lead to a coma and death. If you abuse Valium and opioids regularly, it significantly increases your risk for respiratory depression.

Valium interacts with your central nervous system, so if you drink while on it, you increase the interactions and your risk for long-term damage. 

ARC provides prescription drug and alcoholism treatment in South Florida. Contact Atlantic Recovery Center to start your valium addiction treatment in South Florida today. 

What Are the Signs of Valium Addiction?

How addictive is Valium? Any benzodiazepine that interacts with your central nervous system brings a significant risk of changes to your natural GABA production and brain function. When this happens, you crave Valium more and more to compensate. When you are struggling with addiction, you show behavioral, psychological, and physical signs of addiction. 

  1. You longer care about personal or professional responsibilities or regularly take Valium instead of being productive.
  2. You struggle financially because you spend all your money on more Valium. 
  3. You have multiple prescriptions from the same doctor, or you “doctor shop” so that you can get numerous valium prescriptions from different doctors. 
  4. You stop taking care of yourself physically. 
  5. You experience mood swings and irritability and display secretive behavior.  

Withdrawal Symptoms

The longer you avoid help from valium drug abuse programs in Florida, the worse the side effects and withdrawal become. Most commonly, if you stop taking Valium, you will experience the following:

  • Tremors
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Confusion

However, the longer you struggle with valium abuse and any other addiction, the more you risk severe complications like:

  • Numbness in your extremities
  • Hypersensitivity to light and noise
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

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Atlantic Recovery Center Offers Valium Addiction Treatment in South Florida

At Atlantic Recovery Center, we can help you answer questions like “is valium addictive” and “what is the right valium treatment for me.” Our reputable recovery center offers customized valium drug abuse programs in South Florida, making your commute easy. With a nearby location, you don’t have to travel far from home to get the help you deserve. 

We know how difficult it can be to admit you struggle with valium abuse or any other addiction, but our caring staff is here to create a personalized rehab program for you. When you visit our facility, we will give you a tour and review some basic questions about mental and physical health to better understand where you are in your recovery. 

With that information, we can create a recovery plan just for you. No two people struggle with addiction in the same way, but with a personal plan, you can give input on which therapies haven’t worked as well for you in the past or which medications you want to avoid during detox.  

Valium can stay active in your body for between 30 and 56 hours. But it takes up to 10 days for it to leave your body entirely. That is why you might experience a wave of withdrawal symptoms that span several days. However, at our facility, we are prepared to monitor these changes and keep you as comfortable as possible. 

We can help you get the proper valium treatment today. Call us now. 

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